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German Chocolate Upside-Down Cake
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> Perfect for: Parties, cookouts, potlucks.
> Make and take: Bake at home. Serve right out of the pan --- either at room temperature or still warm.
> Made famous by: Clarice White of Marietta, who said this quick, creative cake is one of her favorite recipes to bring to large gatherings.
This cake is as fun to make as it is to serve --- the frosting comes together like magic, and it's fun to flip over each serving onto a plate to show off the coconut topping
Hands on time: 10 minutes Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Serves: 12
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
1 (18.25-ounce) package German Chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients listed on the package (eggs, oil, water)
Prepare the cake batter according to the package directions. Pour the batter over the cream cheese mixture. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until cake tests done. Cool at least 20 minutes or to room temperature. To serve, cut the cake into squares. Lift each square with a spatula and flip onto a dessert plate so that the gooey coconut good stuff is on top.
Store the cake in the baking pan.